New! Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette

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Tarte Rainforest of the sea eyeshadow palette [maxbutton id=”5″] by Blythe

New spring/summer collections are already rolling out. One of the most anticipated and buzz-worthy collections to hit beauty shelves is Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea. Inspired by algae, and its ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment, the Rainforest of the Sea collection features new eye, face and lip products designed to brighten, hydrate and provide antioxidant benefits.

Before I knew the reason behind the name of this new collection, I was drawn in by the packaging. If it has blue or purple on it, I’m all about it. So of course, I was all about the Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette, $34.

Rainforest of the Sea Palette packaging

 This limited-edition, Sephora exclusive palette is gorgeous. I love the round design, which is about the size of my hand, and the wavy purple, gold and light blue design. It definitely calls to mind algae shifting back and forth with the changing of the tides. It makes me long for the days when I used to scuba dive. I loved being a witness to the secret world of life and color under the sea.

Let me come back to the surface and talk about the eight, everyday shadows included in this palette, which range from matte to metallic.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Palette Swatches

Seashell (pink)

Wave (slate)

Abyss (dark brown)

Reef (copper)

Starfish (bronze)

Cove (tan)

Sand (ivory) 

Mermaid (gold)

Each shade features a velvety formula powered by the Rainforest of the Sea™ complex. This complex is designed to hydrate, define and defend lids, without being chalky or drying. As someone with dry eyes, I have a strong appreciation for this complex. I definitely noticed that my eyes never felt dry or irritated while wearing this palette. I also appreciated the fact that the palette is free from parabens and phthalates, is dermatologist tested, and vegan. Of course being Tarte, I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Since the palette comes with a step-by-step guide, I decided the best way to test it out was to create the Beach Bum Bronze and Deep Sea Dusk look. While the pigmentation on the shadows is pretty subtle, I found each shadow to be highly blendable, and to work well as a liner, lid, crease and highlight.

Top: Beach Bum Bronze Bottom: Deep Sea Dusk

Top: Beach Bum Bronze Bottom: Deep Sea Dusk

I tend to wear more color in the spring/summer, but I love the idea of having a pretty, neutral palette that is perfect for these warmer months. I also like having eyeshadows I can wear when I want to create a no-makeup or minimal makeup look when it’s almost too hot to wear makeup. Thanks to their creamy, non-drying, non-chalky formulation, these shadows are also long-wearing, with or without a primer. Plus, they don’t crease, which tends to happen with most shadows when I don’t wear a primer.

Overall: If you’ve looking to create shimmery looks for spring and summer, with added antioxidant benefits, then you’ll want to check out the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette, $34. Available exclusively at Sephora for a limited time, this palette is beautifully packaged with eight highly wearable shadows. It’s the ideal size for taking on all your spring and summer adventures when you want to create beautiful, day and night looks that will make you eyes sparkle like the sea.

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  1. Robin Rue says

    Very pretty! I love all of the colors.

  2. That palette is perfect, because I love all those colors! I’m rarely adventurous when it comes to my eyes (I know what works for me) and so any neutral palettes give me all the heart eye emojis!

  3. I dont wear makeup, but this just looks so pretty! That design makes it look well worth the money for it!

  4. Travel Blogger says

    These are so pretty! What a great palette! They are great soft colors for spring.

  5. This palette is gorgeous! I love these shades for spring and summer!

  6. Thanks for reminding me that I need to go and get some new eye shadow. You know we have a sephora here but I haven’t been in ages. Time to go!

  7. Wow I love those colors and they look great on you. I feel like I need a good neutral palate but I’ve never tried Tart’s eyeshadow before. The price seems reasonable so I may need to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love the neutral colors! It’s definitely perfect for the upcoming season as well. I like the lighter shades in this palette.

  9. Gosh these colors are so pretty. They have a nice shimmer too. I love the Deep Sea Dusk.

  10. Rachel Zampanti Langer says

    These colors are BEAUTIFUL! Now if ony I knew how to apply them to my eyes without looking like Mimi from The Drew Carey Show.

  11. I’m in love with the packaging myself. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and I’ve been fooled once or twice by it, this however is a brand that I know so I know it’s good stuff and I’m loving those colors.

  12. Aziel Morte says

    This is really pretty and I love the colors

  13. PopShopAmerica says

    I agree with you. I also really love the packaging! That mirror is gorgeous too.

  14. rizza smith says

    Love the color of this and it looks good in my eye

  15. Nicole Cochingco Escat says

    I love the colors of eyeshadow, it looks simple but it still good whether it’s spring time or winter time.

  16. Wow! I love the color of the shadows. Simple yet attractive. Glad you shared it!

  17. Debra Hawkins says

    Oh my word. What gorgeous colors. These are totally my kind of tones. I am going to have to look into this!

  18. Oh wow this looks so great! I’m always looking for new makeup!

  19. My favorite part of your makeup reviews is how you put the actual product on your skin to show the coverage. Of course it helps me especially because it looks like we have similar skin tones. I would love this…. thanks for letting me know about it!

  20. WhispersInspire says

    Such beautiful colors! I love trying new colors! I’ll have to buy some!

  21. mail4rosey says

    It looks nice when it’s applied. I could use a new palette.

  22. I almost bought this the other day! The packaging for this new line is just beautiful!

  23. I think that these eyeshadow colors would look great on me since I have green eyes. I love trying out new colors and makeup brands.

  24. Beautiful! I love the shimmer in these colors. I also love the packaging, it is always so pretty!

  25. Hannah Adkins says

    Wow what a beautiful palette! I love the design just as much as the colors themselves. So many great corals here!

  26. adriana nudo says

    I have this palette too and I love it!! Such pretty shades!

  27. Prairie Gal Cookin' says

    Oh wow, that’s beautiful – Thanks for sharing!